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Carmakers’ hands tied as EU agrees CO2 targets will be based on new test

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24/06/2016

CO2 targets for 2021 for new cars will be based on an improved test, the WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure), after a decision today by the European Council and the European Commission. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) welcomes the decision as the conversion methodology will limit how much carmakers can manipulate tests to meet 2021 CO2 ...

G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

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28/06/2016

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform Empowers EPA

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29/06/2016

United States President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Act, signed on June 22, 2016, amends the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Under the TSCA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the production, importation, use and disposal of chemicals. Under the new TSCA regime, the ...

New guide to managing mobile workers’ safety, health and security

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29/06/2016

Managing the safety, health and security of mobile workers: an occupational safety and health practitioner's guide outlines the aspects of safety, health and security for which organisations should take responsibility when they have workers travelling for work, or on international assignments. The publication, developed jointly by the International SOS Foundation and the Institution of ...

Missing Airliner Found Using Valeport Equipment

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30/06/2016

The Underwater Detection of Crashed Airplane (Air Asia QZ8501) has been accomplished using a variety of Marine Survey Equipment including Valeport's MiniSVP Sound Velocity Profiler & CTD Monitor as part of the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue recovery effort. As reported in Hydro International, the Indonesian Association of Marine Survey Contractors launched a survey ...

Hart’s E&P: Self-adjusting PDC Bits Could Enable Autonomous Drilling Systems

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30/06/2016

A new self-adjusting polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit that can adjust its depth-of-cut (DOC) control characteristics to the constantly changing drilling environment marks a significant step toward autonomous drilling systems and related cost- and risk-reduction benefits. The bit, which has been validated in laboratory testing and full-scale field ...

Redoma Recycling AB launches a cost-efficient Electrostatic Separation System (ESS)

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30/06/2016

Redoma Recycling AB has expanded its product range with a cost-efficient Electrostatic Separation System (ESS), available at present in six different sizes depending on capacity requirement. The ESS can separate residual fine copper (less than 0.1mm) in the plastic with close to 100% purity. The capacity of the ESS plants ranges from 150 to 1350 kg/h. This corresponds to an infeed ...

IWA New Developments in IT & Water Announcement

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28/06/2016

The International Water Association and the organisers of WWEM are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Water Association New Developments in IT & Water conference will take place alongside WWEM 2016. The 3rd International Water Association New Developments in IT in Water is an official IWA Conference that will be taking place on 1st-3rd November 2016 in Telford, UK. It will be a ...

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